Astrology existed since time began. Through the study of the planets and signs of the zodiac your future can be forecasted and an understanding of your real self can be known. This is commonly known as horoscopes
At your exact time of birth all the planets, the moon and sun are in a certain pattern, this can be thought of as a birth chart or natal chart and can be used to discover your personality and pathway. Some see this chart as an interpretation of the life that is to be lived before you and the challenges that you will have to overcome. As your main reason for your existence is to learn and gain experience the birth chart can help explain what these experiences will be. It can also explain lessons to be learned and issues that will need to be faced in certain areas of a person's life. But what ever these may be it is important to remember that all of the lessons and trials you will experience are there to aid you in your growth and further you in life's experience.
You will also be able to see strengths that you have to aid you, these strengths are normally in areas you have already mastered and like the new strengths you acquire in this life will be there to help you forever.
Through the use of the information contained in your horoscope you can also obtain information on why you behave the way you do and why you are drawn to certain types of work and people. By understanding your self better you can make greater use of the things you are good at performing and have a more in depth idea of the things you don't. This can be of great benefit in showing us the right path rather than us taking years to find it ourselves.
A horoscope can never show how you are going to "play" this hand. While you usually have freedom of choice or free will, the horoscope does reflect natural inclinations that you have to live with, lessons you have to learn, issues to be faced, and problems to be solved.
The horoscope can also be useful when you require a better understanding about others around you. You can discover just what makes them act the way they do and whet would really make them happy. It can also be interesting to find out why they act the way they do. While astrology can provide incredible keys to understanding, but it doesn't provide clear and simplistic answers to any problems with which you may be dealing.
What ever your use of the horoscope and astrology, the information will give you an insight into a world that you may have little knowledge of and provide a valuable source of information. In continuing you can take various paths depending on the information you seek and the time you wish to spend on it.